Our Process/Sylvester Alexander

Our Process

At Sylvester Alexander we chose to be a different type of manufacturer. One that realized that Designers need more than cookie cutter pieces of upholstery for their projects. Each home owner has a unique lifestyle and we want to maximize a Designers potential by offering endless possibilities. Our in-line product can be altered to fit any aesthetic and function by changing the dimensions to fit a space or an arm style to fit a desired look and much more. Additionally, we encourage our Designers to use their artistic abilities to create custom pieces, so no client feels they had to settle.


In-Line Product

We try to offer an array of product to suit any project. All in-line product is sold without fabric or finish selections. Designers may choose any fabric on our website to be quoted with their selection or send the customer ordered material (COM) of their choice. We do not charge extra for the use of COM fabric, because Designers should not be charged for originality. Our finishes can be located on the “Customization” tab of our website. Don’t see the finish that works for your project? We can provide custom finishes upon request with an additional charge.

Almost all in-line items can be altered to accommodate a style or function for any project. Exposed wood frames come from Italy and cannot be altered. Please check for availability for those items. All items have an “As shown” field to inform you of how the piece is standardly built. Fully upholstered pieces have an option to change the arm style, leg/base, seat and back configuration and construction. You may add a skirt of your choice and there are swivel options for most chairs. Just follow the options available for the piece of interest to customize our in-line product. Indicate the specific dimension you would like the piece to be manufactured if alteration is necessary. A customer service agent will be in contact with you regarding the submitted quote.








0522-05 Tight Back, Swivel & Skirted               

                      0522-05 Loose Back Standard





Custom Build

All custom requests can be submitted by following the “Custom Upholstery” tab instructions.

Custom pieces must have the following criteria to be quoted.

  • Clear inspiration image, schematic, or CAD drawing.
  • Indication of any specific details you want conveyed within that piece.
  • Dimensions (Depth, Width, Height, Arm Height, Seat Depth, etc.)
  • The type of fabric planned for the project (patterned, stripped and/or repeats)
  • Seat and back cushion construction (Standard, Spring/Down, 50/50 blend, etc.)
  • Any decorative options (contrast welt, nail heads, cording/gimp, tufting, D-rings, etc.)

A customer service agent will be in contact with you regarding your custom quote.





 7860-05 Schematic 




7860-05 Completed                      


0474-40 Inspiration Image

0474-40 Completed